Bukowski From the Bottoms Up
Charles Bukowski reads his poetry in Redondo Beach
April 6, 1980: “After two hours, 16 poems, a lot of locker room laughs and two bottles of Concannon Petite Sirah, Bukowski and a few of his patrons were just this side of drunk and disorderly. Some words in his last poems slipped on the wine at times. And some of the verbal barbs tossed at him by the audience of mostly under 30 men and women had cruel edges now and seemed to sting a bit,” Bill Steigerwald writes.